Become a part of the smava-story now as a:

Technical Lead/Lead Backend Engineer – FinTech APIs integration (m/f)

Matching Engine Team is the one which, together with Data Science, implements Machine Learning into smava. We are developing the core of the system – the brain of the smava platform. Every decision made by Matching Engine is driven by data that flows from the entire system. By introducing the latest technology, we start building extremely efficiently - even on high load engine. By working in as a cross-functional team together with Data Science, Product, Business Analytics, and Data Warehouse we do the best use of data and science.

Your tasks

  • Lead the team of Engineers with the mindset of servant-leader
  • As a Tech Lead, you need to identify, plan and ensure joyful releases as well as life production of your components
  • Establish ways of working within a cross-functional team
  • Define the architectural vision of your components and integrate it with smava infrastructure
  • Bridge business strategy with a technical roadmap
  • Drive technical excellence and engineering best practices
  • Communicate technical concept to the team and the stakeholders


  • Master or Bachelor degree in Computer Science or similar
  • 5+ years of development in Java
  • Experience with both SQL and NoSQL database technologies
  • Work with an agile team
  • Good overview of technologies in Java ecosystem
  • Experience in building and maintaining microservices
  • Good communication skills


  • Proven track of leading engineering teams
  • Hands-on experience working with CI/CD tools
  • Practice with integration of 3rd party services
  • Experience with working on projects related to Machine Learning

Technology Stack

  • Java 8 and a little bit of Kotlin
  • Spring (Boot 2.x, Cloud, Security)
  • Docker
  • Kafka, RabbitMQ, AWS Kinesis
  • PostgreSQL, AWS S3, Redis
  • Hibernate
  • Maven
  • Git
  • Jenkins

What we offer

  • Signing bonus, because every great decision should be rewarded
  • Relocation bonus (in case you are relocating to Berlin)
  • Onboarding support (e.g. assistance visa application/work permit, German health insurance, accommodation) 
  • An exciting opportunity in an innovative and fast-growing Fintech company
  • Paid education (e.g. trainings, workshops, conferences)
  • Employer-funded pension
  • Subsidized lunch offer ( and subsidized public transport ticket (VBB Umweltkarte)
  • Discounted fitness offers close to the office
  • Flexible working hours
  • Language courses
  • Brown Bag Lunches, Hackathons, Beer Friday, Cookie Friday, Mystery Lunch and team events
  • Open communication, flat hierarchy and fast execution
  • Smart colleagues from all around the world (35+ nationalities)

Did we get your attention? Then we are looking forward to receiving your application including:

  • CV, salary expectations and earliest starting date addressed to Natalia Nehring
  • In case you are not an EU citizen, we also need a copy of your academic degree & valid passport
  • If you already have a Blue Card, Visa or work permit, please let us know

Note that it will be difficult to proceed with your application without the documents mentioned above.

About us

We are smava, the online loan comparison platform. We are one of the three largest Fintech-employers in Germany. Our mission is to revolutionize the loans market by making it fair and transparent. smava finds the best loans for everyone: fast, convenient and cost-effective. We are in the third stage of innovation in the finance industry: first ATM’s, then online-banking, now digital loans by smava! This is also why we were awarded as Innovator 2018. All of this was achieved thanks to almost 500 employees.